Excise Division

A division of the Department of Public Safety that oversees all liquor licenses in the City of St. Louis.

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Commonly known as City Liquor Control

Welcome to the City of St. Louis Excise Division web page. The division was established as a part of the Department of Public Safety by Ordinance 40274 on March 23, 1934.  The Excise Division authorized by the City of St. Louis Chapter 14 of the Revised Statutes to regulate and control the liquor laws within the City of St. Louis. 

Mission

Our mission is to efficiently and expeditiously administer the liquor licensing process, collection of fees and enforcement of the liquor ordinances and monitoring of liquor related businesses as they affect the quality of life in the neighborhoods of the City of St. Louis.  We want to ensure that all liquor licensees are more accountable to the neighborhood in which they conduct business.

Responsibility

The Division is responsible for determining licensing in accordance with the City Liquor Code, authorizing the issuance of all liquor and non-intoxicating beer licenses, enforcement of City Liquor Laws and Ordinances and initiation of civil action to fine, suspend, cancel or revoke licenses when violations occur.  The Chief Officer of the Excise Division shall be the Excise Commissioner who shall be appointed by the Director of Public Safety.

All forms downloaded must be signed in the presence of an Excise Division employee.

The issuance and/or renewal of a liquor license or permit must be done in person, by the managing officer or any member of the corporation or Limited Liability Company.  If the issuance or renewal is for an individual license, it must be done by that individual, unless a management agreement or a duly power of attorney is on file.  If the issuance or renewal is for a partnership, any listed partner can process the license or permit.

Please feel free to contact the Excise Division by e-mail, phone or mail with any concerns not sufficiently addressed by our website.  In an effort to consistently improve, we appreciate any feedback, constructively offered about our services.

Office closed the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Contact Information

Phone: (314) 622-4191
Fax: (314) 613-3172

Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Address:
1200 Market Street , Room 416, City Hall
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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